Maureen Haddock was born into a printing family and spent much of her early childhood with her parents in their Manitoba weekly newspaper office. At the time, her parents were the youngest publishers in Manitoba. Her love of the printed word grew from these stimulating surroundings. Maureen received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970 and, later the same year, married her entrepreneurial childhood sweetheart. A talented writer and educator, Maureen has distinguished herself in the fields of communications, training, creative services and writing. She has used all of these skills in the many businesses she and her husband have shared. Her previously published or recorded writings include: short stories, poetry, song lyrics, newspaper columns, publicity material, scripts for DVD and CD, as well as educational materials for The Body Shop Saskatchewan and The Belly Button Buddies. At present, Maureen is looking forward to sharing ideas, history, and recipes in From the Cookie Jar.